You can apply for registration of your child under the age of 18 as a British citizen if your child meets the relevant requirements of BNA 1981. An application for registration of your child as a British citizen can be made using application form MN1. Our specialist team of nationality law solicitors can provide expert immigration advice and representations for registration of your child as a British citizen.

Relevant Sections Of BNA 1981 For Registration Of Child As A British Citizen

Children who are under the of 18 years (minors) can apply to the Home Office for registration as British citizens (MN1 Application) under the following sections of the British Nationality Act 1981. Once a child reaches age 18 they will have to apply to naturalise using form AN.

  • Section 1 (3) birth in the UK to parents who are now settled in the UK or have become British citizens;
  • Section 1 (3A) birth in the UK to parents who have joined the armed forces;
  • Section 3 (1) child whose parents are applying for British citizenship;
  • Section 3 (2) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent and have lived in the UK or a British overseas territory;
  • Section 3 (5) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent but are now living in the UK or a British overseas territory;
  • Section 3 (1) children adopted abroad by British citizen parents;
  • Section 3 (1) children whose parents had renounced and subsequently resumed British citizenship;
  • Section 3 (1) any other case not listed below where it is considered to be in the child’s best interests to be granted British citizenship;
  • Section 4D birth abroad to parents serving in the armed forces.

How We Can Help?

Our expert team of nationality law solicitors in LondonManchester and Birmingham can represent you in your application for registration as a British Citizen and carry out all the work on your British Citizenship application until a decision on your application is recieved from the Home Office UKVI. As part of our professional legal services in relation to your application for registration as a British Citizen, our specialist team of immigration solicitors will carry out the following immigration casework:

  • We will assess your eligibility for registration as a British Citizen by considering all the relevant information including your past immigration history;
  • We will advise  you on the chances of success in your application for registration as a British Citizen and would draw your attention to any weaknesses in your application;
  • We will advise you on the list of documents to be submitted in support of your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • We will assess all the supporting documents to ensure that the documents you provide duly satisfy the Home Office UKVI requirements for registration as a British Citizen;
  • We will complete the relevant application form online for your registration as a British citizen, submit the same online, help you pay the Home Office UKVI fee for the application and schedule your appointment with the application centre for enrolment of your biometrics;
  • We will prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the application explaining in detail your eligibility for registration as a British Citizen by referring to all the relevant information, documents, laws and requirements;
  • We will upload all the supporting documents online to be considered in support of the application including our cover letter prepared to suppport your application;
  • We will carry out all the work on your application for registration as a British Citizen until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI on your application.

How Much We Charge?

Unless your application is very complicated, our fees for an application for registration as a British Citizen are given in the fee table below: 

Our Service Our Fee
One-off immigration consultation/advice for registration as a British Citizen £80 (inclusive of VAT)
One-Off Application Checking Service / Documents Assessment £240 (inclusive of VAT)
Full service for registration as a British Citizen to cover all the work until decision by the Home Office UKVI From £700 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of your registration application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for registration application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the registration application.

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